Boulders Curb Shelf Road Parking

By Sondra Murphy

When mysterious boulders appeared near the popular Shelf Road hiking trail off Gridley Road last week, many residents were alarmed. According to two county departments, Shelf Road is a fire road and not a hiking trail at all. Originally blocking the fire lane, the end-table-to-washing-machine-sized rocks have been cleared aside to allow large vehicle access, but continue to prevent the public from parking at the bottom of the trail. “The Gridley Road end is really the mouth of the trail there,” said Dick Fernow, who voluntarily

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